“Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
The year 2020 has been one for the books. In the era of masks and social distancing, it is tough to know how to appropriately celebrate major holidays. Many of us rang in Christmas with small family gatherings; New Year’s Eve might be a bit trickier. We’ve got a fresh idea for celebrating; read on.
Say hello to 2021.
We might not be able to gather as usual, this year, but let’s still make merry. How about a wine swap?; think cookie swap with a twist. Make a list of friends that want to participate; you can set price limits (or not). Mix up the names and draw straws. Send each participant a name; wine treats should appear on front porches on New Year’s Eve.
Write (or read) a new story.
Be creative. Local wine shops might have special wine selections that you could match to an individual’s taste. For this “Fiction” wine, you might inclulde the new edition of the Best American Short Stories 2020. We love the idea of sipping and reading as 2021 makes its entrance.
Include stoppers with style.
Who doesn’t love a new wine stopper? There are lots of cute options on the market. Naturally, a package of festive cocktail napkins would seal the look.
Uncork the fun!
Depending on your budget, you could add an electric wine opener with your wine selection. This option removes corks with a touch of a button.
Our next moves.
We are so grateful that you have been along for the ride this year. As Twelfth Night approaches (the official last day of Christmas), we are beginning to put away the holiday festive decor for the next season. The blog will be here in January; two posts a month as usual. Here are some themes we will be exploring:
- Tending a winter garden. How to get ready for the promise of spring.
- Hosting a Happy Galantine’s celebration! A fresh take on Valentine’s Day that highlights girl power.
- Creating a winter menu that is fit for even a finicky snowman.
Happy New Year!
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